by Roger Pynn
It was one of those moments. Who ever thought they’d hear shouting from the floor of Congress … much less a member calling The President of The United States of America a liar.
Joe Wilson of South Carolina will never again be known as a relatively obscure member of Congress, but wanted or not, his 15 seconds of fame could change debate in this country just as the Obama administration is selling a change in its health care system to more closely resemble that of Great Britain where outbursts like Wilson’s are the norm. In fact, they’re great sport for Parliament watchers.
It is routine for a Member of Parliament to hear heckles and jeers, and it really doesn’t matter who is in the house … including Her Majesty or the current resident of 10 Downing Street.
We really don’t know what we’re missing. Watch here as Gordon Brown gets shouted down by MPs:
We might actually have more fun watching politics if we let them liven it up a bit.